Dengue fever cases increasing in India

In Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala State, there have been 750 dengue fever cases along with 12 deaths. The number of cases is increasing. There may be many more unreported cases since counting and reporting may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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